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Dayton in Columbia County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Railroad Track Park

 
 
Railroad Track Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2020
1. Railroad Track Park Marker
Inscription.   By 1899, this intersection was busy with railroad commerce. Northern Pacific and Union Pacific RR depots were across Commercial Street from each other with three sets of train tracks in between. Two or more passenger trains left each depot daily; trains were the major transport of freight for Dayton.

The Union Pacific RR Depot is the one currently standing. The Northern Pacific RR Depot was moved to S. 4th and E. Spring for a private residence.

Dayton Historical Depot Society dedicates this park to its its founding members.

 
Erected by Dayton Historical Depot Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 46° 19.267′ N, 117° 58.778′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Washington, in Columbia County. Marker is at the intersection of North 2nd Street and East Commercial Street Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 North 2nd Street, Dayton WA 99328, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Railroad Track Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 15, 2020
2. Railroad Track Park Marker
Dayton Depot in the background.
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distance of this marker. Oldest Existing Depot in the State of Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Dayton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Columbia County (about 400 feet away); The Celilo Falls Trail (about 400 feet away); Smith Hollow Schoolhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); "a good road" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla Homeland (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dodge Quarantine Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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